The Best Co-Working Spaces for Your San Diego Business Trip
Our work culture has changed drastically in the last few years. Trends in start-ups, a rise in freelance digital nomads, and the realities of the pandemic have given many workplaces good reason to evolve away from centralized office spaces.
For these and a myriad of other reasons, co-working spaces have been rising in popularity. These flexible workplace environments give workers a place to be productive with all the benefits of a traditional office, but without the long-term expense or commitment. From the other side of the desk, these spots also offer property owners a great way to convert underused spaces into revenue generators and offer convenience to workers.
San Diego has seen many excellent co-working spaces spring up in recent years. So if you’re planning a business trip to “America’s Finest City,” here are some great places to get some hustle in.
Moniker Commons (1.5 miles from the hotel)
Located within Liberty Station — one of San Diego’s most vibrant districts — Moniker Commons offers a modern, airy, and light-filled space designed to enlighten and inspire. If you’re popping in for the day, you can expect a friendly reception, comfortable work and lounge spaces, easy access to print and copy equipment, high-speed Wi-Fi, and complimentary beverages. Checking in for a while? Get in a few games of ping-pong, clear your head with a ride on an available community bike, and sample rotating draft-beer offerings.
Cross Campus San Diego (3.5 miles away)
Little Italy is host to this excellent environment, housed within a brick-facade storefront space. And because it’s in such a great neighborhood, you can expect to be within walking distance of fantastic cafés, restaurants, art galleries, and more. Inside you’ll find a state-of-the-art event space, complimentary Wi-Fi and artisanal coffee, and loads of cozy corners where you’ll be able to hunker down and crank it out. Day rates and longer-term occupancies are priced very competitively, as well.
Downtown Works (3.8 miles away)
The most important maxim in real estate is, “Location, location, location.” This incredible space in (you guessed it) downtown San Diego has really taken that idea to heart. Situated in the heart of everything, it’s just steps from the trolley station, a brief walk from popular attractions like the Embarcadero and Gaslamp Quarter, and conveniently placed near outstanding restaurants and cafés. The space itself is no less inspiring, with a roof deck, fully stocked kitchen, outdoor spaces, zippy Wi-Fi, an on-site mini-market, shipping services, and much more. The best part? Day passes start at just $40.
NEST Co-Work (3.9 miles away)
NEST’s spectacular downtown space welcomes a variety of entrepreneurs, freelancers, teams, and other rising stars into its ecosystem. You’ll of course discover everything you’d hope to here — like complimentary Wi-Fi, accommodating spaces, and an on-site coffee shop. But you’ll also be able to treat yourself to some unexpected perks. The dynamite downtown views through the floor-to-ceiling windows is one, but an outdoor courtyard (where you can soak up some of San Diego’s famously sunny and mild year-round weather while you work) is one that shouldn’t be overlooked.
Novel Coworking Gaslamp (4.4 miles away)
This fun, funky space is nestled right in the heart of the Gaslamp Quarter, so you’ll be in the center of one of the coolest neighborhoods downtown. Its six floors of available working area are conveniently close to excellent eateries, mass transit, and highway access. Your desk rental includes a wired fiber-optic or Wi-Fi connection, a full kitchen, espresso bar, and lounge area. But what really makes this space special is its stunning rooftop deck, with its bird’s-eye view of our beautiful city.
Union Cowork (5 miles away)
San Diego’s East Village is an eclectic mix of classic Victorian architecture, modern high-rises, and gastropubs, with Petco Park as an anchor. Union Cowork is located just a block from the home of the Padres, as well as all the fantastic hangouts the stadium has given rise to. Rental spaces here offer high-speed Wi-Fi, unique floorplans, on-site tea and coffee, and kombucha on tap. And if you need to burn a little midnight oil, Union is open 24/7.